I can’t believe it’s already the last day of March! The month flew by but I wanted to squeeze in one more post in my ‘Inspired By Series‘. Today I’m sharing why I’m inspired by Scarlett Curtis.
Scarlett Curtis is a 24 year old author & activist. You may not have heard of her, but you may have heard of her best selling book, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink & Other Lies; a collection of essays by prominent women on what feminism means to them. She also has a new book called It’s Not Okay to Feel Blue & Other Lies; which is a collection of essays by 74 people on what mental health means to them. With both books she’s seeking to break down stigmas, raise awareness and simply shed light on people’s diverse experiences.
Scarlett Curtis began her writing career at a very young age, first by blogging and then writing for The Guardian, Elle Magazine, The Times and The Telegraph. In 2017 she founded the organization “The Pink Protest” which she describes as a feminist activist collective. The Pink Protest organized the #FreePeriods campaign to fight period poverty (if you don’t know much about that read my post on how You’re Paying More Taxes Because You Have a Period).
Curtis is an inspiration to me because she, at such a young age, is speaking out about topics often considered to be taboo and is standing up for the rights of girls and women everywhere.
On to fashion & style. You may have noticed my LILAC HAIR in this post! 😱 Scarlett Curtis is one for having colored hair (usually pink but other colors as well) so to truly do this ‘Inspired By her’ look, I knew I needed some bold hair.
… Plus, I totally used this as an excuse to color my hair lol. I’ve always wanted to have blue or purple hair but as a lawyer it’s just never seemed like the right time to do it. But in this COVID-19 new world I realized that now is the perfect time since I’m not going to court anyway! Here in BC our courts are closed completely until June.
Now, I didn’t want to permanently dye my hair so I was looking at semi-permanent colors. The problem is that most of them warn about the color fading to a really-not-so-great green shade. So, I decided to go with this 1-day L’Oreal Colorista spray. While it says 1-day, most reviews I’ve read says it doesn’t fully come out for at least 2 shampoos, which is exactly what I wanted. After the first shampoo they say it will fade to a very subtle purple/silver color and I’m stoked about that! I’m making an IGTV video walking through my process of using this color, what it looks like after a day, and what it looks like after shampoo. That will be posted on my IGTV tomorrow, so be sure you’re following me on instagram to catch that!
And last but not least my outfit. I honestly don’t know much about what Scarlett Curtis wears, but I figured this blue on blue on blue look was a cheek nod to her new book, It’s Not Okay to Feel Blue. I’ll link up my outfit details below in case you’d like to shop any of these pieces. My skirt is older so I’ve linked three similar blue skirts. My baby blue suede heels are ones I highly recommend – I love the fit and high but not too high heel. They’re a great shoe!
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